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Central Fire Station (early 1920s)
Four unidentified men sit in the motorized fire chief's car at the entrance of the Central Fire Station. Two more men stand in the garage doorway. A fire extinguisher is mounted on the running board of...
Main Street fire at night
A night view of the destruction of the 1912 fire on Main Street. Light from the flames illuminates a burning building as streams of water are pointed at the fire. Electric wires, streetcar wires, unidentified...
Central Fire Station
The Central Fire Station was located at the corner of Texas Avenue and San Jacinto Street. This image shows the mix of motorized vehicles and horse-drawn equipment in use in the early 1920s.
Firefighter with firefighting equipment (c. 1921)
The Central Fire Station in Houston was located at the corner of Texas Avenue and San Jacinto Street. An unidentified fireman in uniform stands at the front of a motorized hook and ladder truck. Two unidentified...
Firefighters with firefighting equipment (c. 1921)
The Central Fire Station in Houston was located at the corner of Texas Avenue and San Jacinto Street. Firemen in uniform pose with a horse-drawn hook and ladder truck. Three horses are hitched to the front...
Extinguishing of a fire at the Temple building on Main Street
The ruins of the Temple Building after a 1912 fire on Main Street.
Extinguishing of a fire at the Stowers building on Main Street
The damage from a 1912 fire on Main Street in Houston. A caption on the photograph identifies the last standing wall from the seven story Stowers Building. Streams of water are still pointed at the smoking...
Unidentified oil well fire
An unidentified oil well fire. A billowing column of flame and smoke rises from the fire as a pair of unidentified men stand behind a small barrier. Shielded from the flames, they are spraying water off...
Aftermath of Fifth Ward fire
The aftermath of a fire that swept through the north side (Fifth Ward) following the Mardi Gras parade of 1912. The wall remnants rising from the ruins are part of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church and...
Downtown Austin toward the State Capitol
A view of Austin, Texas, looking north on Congress Avenue toward the State Capitol building from near Fifth Street. The State Capitol building in this photograph was destroyed by fire November 9, 1881....
Houston Heights Hotel
The Heights Hotel was located on the northeast corner of 19th and Ashland in the Heights area of Houston. The building was built by Oscar Martin Carter in the late 1890s and later used as the Horne Sanatorium....
Painted portrait of Dick Dowling
Photograph of a printed reproduction of an oil painting of Dick Dowling, an Irishman from Houston and Confederate Army war hero, in uniform with descriptive caption. At the time of his death from yellow...
Printed photograph of a building on the northeast corner of 19th and Ashland in the Heights area of Houston built by Oscar Martin Carter in the late 1890s. Originally the Heights Hotel, this photograph...
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